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Morocco
Country name: Morocco


Conventional long form: Islamic Kingdom of Morocco
conventional short form: Morocco
local long form: Al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah
local short form: Al Maghrib 


Government type: constitutional monarchy Morocco
Capital: Rabat
Time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Independence: 2 March 1956 (from France)


Area:
Total: 446,550 sq km
Land: 446,300 sq km
Water: 250 sq km
Climate: Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior
Terrain: northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains
Natural resources: phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt


Population: 33,757,175 (July 2007 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 1.528% (2007 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 31% (male 5,339,730/female 5,140,482)
15-64 years: 63.9% (male 10,750,240/female 10,815,470)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 740,686/female 970,567) (2007 est.)
Median Age:
Total: 24.3 years
male: 23.8 years
female: 24.8 years (2007 est.)


Birth Rate: 21.64 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death Rate: 5.54 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)


Religions: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%


Languages: Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy
Literacy: (age 15 and over that can read and write )


Total population: 52.3%
male: 65.7%
female: 39.6% (2004 census)


GDP (purchasing power parity):  $152.5 billion (2006 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $58.07 billion (2006 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $4,600 (2006 est.)


GDP - composition by sector:
Agriculture: 13.3%
industry: 31.2%
services: 55.5% (2006 est.)
Labor force: 11.25 million (2006 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
Agriculture: 40%
industry: 15%
services: 45% (2003 est.)
Unemployment rate: 7.7% (2006 est.)


Currency (code):  Moroccan dirham (MAD)
 

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